Domestic Relations

Teresa Anthony


Teresa Anthony


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Jennifer Newman

Staff Attorney


Due to the ongoing Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic and for the protection of our staff and the public doing business with our office, Domestic Relations encourages limited in-person contact and offers other options to meet the needs of the families it serves.

Scheduled conferences, to establish and enforce a support order, will primarily be handled telephonically. If you or the other party are represented by an attorney, the support conference will be scheduled through Google Meet by telephone or video, as determined by Franklin County Domestic Relations.

Support appeals scheduled before the Franklin County Support Master will be scheduled through Google Meet and will be by video unless authorized by the Franklin County Support Master.

Payments may be made in-person at Domestic Relations. However, other methods of payment are still available and are preferred. Contact Domestic Relations for information on alternate methods for making support payments.

For other guidance on how to address your needs, please contact Franklin County Domestic Relations at 717-264-6144 or You may access additional services, including filing for support or requesting a review of an existing support order, at


Program Description

Establishment of Paternity, Location of Absent Parents, Establishment of Child Support, Spouse Support, and APL, Enforcement of Support Orders.

The Franklin County Domestic Relations Section is responsible for the administration of child / spouse support Enforcement Program which consists of: Case Initiation, Paternity Determination, Location of Absent Parents, Establishment and Modification of Support Orders, and Enforcement of Financial and Non-Financial Orders.

Client Information

The Domestic Relations Section is the agency in Franklin County responsible for all matters involving the support of spouses and/or children.
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Services Provided

• Location of absent parents
• Establishment of paternity
• Establishment of support orders including medical support
• Enforcement of support orders
• Modification of support, if warrented
• Limited collection and distribution of support payments

All payments shall be made payable to PA SCDU at:  
Pennsylvania SCDU
P.O. Box 69110
Harrisburg, PA  17106-9110

All payments are processed daily Monday through Friday by SCDU 

There is a $25 fee for non-welfare cases and it is deducted from the IRS collection made on your behalf before the monies are distributed to you.

Helpful Links

Pennsylvania Child Support Website
Pennsylvania Law Help Website


Genetic Testing 
$19.75 Per Person (In State)
$59.25 Per Family is for 3 (Mom, Dad, and Child)
$35.00 Annual Federal fee paid by Custodial Parent upon receiving $2000 from October 1st thru September 30th (federal fiscal year)
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Administrative Annex
218 North Second Street
Chambersburg, PA 17201
(717) 264-6144
Fax (717) 267-1223
Office Hours:
M - F, 8:30am - 4:30pm
Closed on weekends and all county observed holidays.
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